Frederick Douglass Memorial (Easton, MD)

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Title

Frederick Douglass Memorial (Easton, MD)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States
Maryland--History
Middle Atlantic States
Public art
Public sculpture
Slavery--Maryland


Subject (Name)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Standing to the right of a lectern, Frederick Douglass is depicted as in elder statesman, with a furrowed brow and deep lines marking his face. Captured mid-speech, Douglass raises his right hand above his head in a rhetorical gesture, while his left-hand rests atop the lectern. The life-sized bronze figure rests on a base of stone. The work is located in front of the Maryland Circuit Court Judge’s Office in Easton, MD. Just to the right and in the same plaza is a monument to Confederate soldiers.

Creator

Carpenter, Jay Hall, 1961-

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Dedication: June 18, 2011

Contributor

Frederick Douglass Honor Society (Eric Lowery, President); Town of Easton (Robert C. Wiley, Mayor); Talbot County Council (Dirck Bartlett, President); Frederick Douglass Monument Project of the Talbot County Historical Society, and the Frederick Douglass Memorial Action Committee.

Rights

Town of Easton, P.O. Box 520, Easton, Maryland, 21601, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

11 N. Washington Street, Easton, Maryland, 21601, United States

Has Part

Inscription on granite base:
DOUGLASS

Inscription on bronze plaque on back of monument:
"In a composite nation like ours, as before the law, there should be no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no white, no black, but common country, common citizenship, equal rights and common destiny."

Frederick Douglass
1818-1895

United States Marshall * Charge d'Affaires to the Dominican Republic * Minister to Haiti * Counselor to President Abraham Lincoln * Publisher * Author * Orator * Abolitionist * Slave

Extent

Statue and base: 132 in. (335.28 cm.)

Medium

Bronze; Granite

Bibliographic Citation

Guy, Chris. "Douglass to Get Place by Easton Courthouse." The Baltimore Sun, March 17, 2004. Accessed October 31, 2019, https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2004-03-17-0403170268-story.html.

Douglass Returns: The Dedication, June 16-19, 2011. Program, The Town of Easton. Accessed May 23, 2020, https://eastonmd.gov/TempMedia/Douglass_booklet.pdf.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

Statue and base: 132 in. (335.28 cm.)

Citation

Carpenter, Jay Hall, 1961-, “Frederick Douglass Memorial (Easton, MD),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed July 12, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1186.

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